Making a Rifled Barrel without Machine Tools (TIS081)
The Idahoan demonstrates a do-it-yourself version of the button rifling process for making a rifled pistol barrel with minimal tooling.
DISCLAIMER: If you attempt anything shown in this video, you do so strictly at your own risk. No guarantee is made of the safety or suitability of barrels made by this process for any particular applicaiton.
Homemade barrel rifling machine
My simple, crude tool to cut rifle grooves in blank barrels.
Rifle barrel made from rebar
YouTuber xynudu recently made a screwdriver from large rebar and suggested it might be cool to see a gun barrel made from rebar. I can't resist an idea like that!
UPDATE: Added Grip and Extractor in part 2:
Shooting it in part 3:
Make a heavy duty screw driver out of Rebar
The barrel is made from ~1 rebar about 18 inches long that I got at the local scrap yard. First I center-drilled the end and went about 3 in with a standard-length 5/16 drill bit. Then I deep-drilled it about 10 using a Dewalt branded installer bit from the local home center. I expected this bit to burn out pretty quickly through so much solid steel but it actually performed very well and is still sharp. Good for Dewalt for choosing a high quality OEM.
After the bar was drilled through, I ground off a few of the ribs and milled a nice flat. A chunk of steel was then measured and cut to fit into the hinge of the gun. These two parts were TIG welded together and the barrel liner was chambered and epoxied in place. It was then tested with a 22 short with bullet pulled. I chose 22 short because I had a box of ammo and no other 22 short gun to shoot it in. I didn't want to fire a live round because I live in the 'burbs and can't get to the range very often. Also last time I fired a live 22lr in my garage the 2 thick wood backstop broke through and the bullet put a hole in my giant fresnel lens and dented my water heater.
Bad choices yield Bad results
Really enjoyed building this in two evenings. Thanks xynudu (Rob) for the idea.
Machining a Rifled Barrel (TIS147)
In this episode, the Idahoan machines and tests a rifled pistol barrel chambered for .45 ACP out of type 1144 stress-proof bar stock.
9mm Barrel from Plumbing Pipe (TIS138)
The Idahoan conducts an experiment to see if common plumbing pipe is strong enough for construction of a 9mm handgun barrel.
Making a Rifling Twist Template (VR004)
At the request of viewers, I am uploading a more detailed discussion of how I made the paper template that I used to grind my rifling button in episode TIS081, Making a Rifled Barrel without Machine Tools.
Rifle barrel made from rebar - PART 2. Grip and Shell extractor
Adding a walnut grip and a shell extractor to the rebar 22 barrel.
Back in August I made a rifle barrel out of rebar to go with Xynudu's rebar screwdriver. The barrel worked well but there were three main groups of comments I wanted to address. Those were:
1. Add a shell extractor (12:40)
2. Add a grip (00:26)
3. SHOOT IT! (Next Video)
In this video I build the foregrip and the shell extractor. The third item is covered in the next video. The grip is made from a scrap of walnut and finished with Tru-Oil. The extractor is made from a bar of 1095 high carbon steel. Not seen in this video, I've also extended the chamber to 22lr.
Xynudu's rebar screwdriver:
Original barrel build video (Pt 1):
Shooting it (Pt 3):
Homemade Rifle (NO WELDING) just basic hand tools.
So I had a viewer ask if it was possible to build a gun without using a welder. In this video just basic hand tools are used for this gun, and I was surprised how it turned out. thanks for watching. if you would like to support my channel and the work I do here is the link to my Patreon page.
Machining a .20 Air Rifle barrel
I had a spare Weihrauch .20 barrel in the shop intended for my Wildcat. But after some serious pain staking, head banging hours of tuning and testing the Wildcat I got it shooting like a dream. NOT TO TOUCH ANY MORE!!
So I thought the AA S510 already has both .177 & .22 so why not machine up a .20 also. Enjoy
Building the Blunderbuss (TIS118)
At long last, here is the full build video for the Idahoan's .75-caliber percussion muzzle-loading blunderbuss.
DISCLAIMER: General shop work, including gunsmithing operations such as shown here, can be dangerous if conducted improperly. This video is presented for entertainment and/or inspirational purposes only, and is not intended to be a detailed tutorial; applicable safety precautions may be beyond the scope of what is shown. Your safety is YOUR responsibility. Do not attempt to reproduce anything shown in this video unless you genuinely know what you are doing and can do so safely. Laws governing the construction and ownership of muzzleloaders may vary from place to place. It is your responsibility to know and obey all applicable laws in your area.
This is a re-edit and re-upload of the original 2016 video, changed to make it meet YouTube's community guidelines. (Though it seems to me it always met those guidelines...) Edited yet again due to a copyright infringement with the music!!
Rifle barrel made from rebar - PART 3. Shooting it!
Actually shooting the rebar 22lr barrel.
Back in August I made a rifle barrel out of rebar to go with Xynudu's rebar screwdriver.
In this video I finally go out to shoot the thing. I tried Aguila Colibri, Federal 22lr and CCI Stingers. All worked well. The thing aims far to the left. It still has no sights. Someone suggested using 1/2 of a coin. That sounds 'redneck' so I'll probably do that.
Xynudu's rebar screwdriver:
Original barrel build video (Pt 1):
Adding grip and extractor (PT 2):
Damascus Steel Pistol Build
Construction of a Damascus Steel Pistol.
Built By Steve Culver, Meriden, KS.
.45 caliber, percussion muzzle-loading pistol.
Bernard pattern damascus steel barrel, lock-plate and trigger guard.
Video clips added from the movie, Making Damascus Barrels.
Thanks to Pete Mikalajunas, for allowing me permission to use clips from Making Damascus Barrels. This movie can be purchased on Pete's web site; Damascus-barrels.com
Building a 1911 from scratch Part 12 Machining the slide further
Today we will be further machining the slide and cleaning up a few rough patches. Hope you enjoy!
Homemade Gun: 9mm Folding Pack Rifle
Sorry, all, had to edit & re-upload thanks to Youtube demonetizing. Also, as you can see in the thumbnail image, I finally got the rifle Cerkoted! It is Sniper grey & black.
In this video, I'll be covering in some detail the 9mm version of my ultralight folding pack rifle design. A bit heftier than the .22, it still came in at just 3.52 pounds empty, has a 15 round capacity with stock Diamondback DB9FS magazines, and can use slightly modified Beretta 92 mags. The most unique feature of this rifle is probably that I was able to get a blowback 9mm rifle to function with all types of ammunition using a bolt less than half the recommended weight for the cartridge. Did this one in my spare time over 16 days.
Building the Reverse-Pump Shotgun (TIS162)
Time-lapse overview of how the Idahoan constructed his reverse-cycle pump-action shotgun.
DIY electric rotary gun | 50 shots per second
This time’s project was made with a great, constructive interest as its construction required a lot of imagination, concurrency and accuracy.
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Homemade Single Shot .380 Pistol Part 1
I begin work on a new pistol using new tools to make precision parts and shitty welds.
Barrel Rifling :
I make all of the barrel components (barrel, breech block, frame, firing pin etc.)
I bought a 25Kg (55lb) spool of ABS from Push Plastic, it needed a spool.
Here's the prototype I whipped together in a day and change.